Wildcats vs. Bears Prediction

Kansas State Wildcats vs. Baylor Bears, 3/12/20 Prediction & Odds

The fifth-ranked Baylor Bears are double-digit favorites tonight in the Big 12 Conference Tournament quarterfinals versus the Kansas State Wildcats. Will Baylor show it is past its recent struggles with a decisive victory?

Game Snapshot

729 Kansas State Wildcats vs. 730 Baylor Bears

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Sprint Center at 7PM ET


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Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers, the Bears are a 10-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 127 points. As of Thursday morning, 61 percent of public bets are being placed on Baylor. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for up-to-date information.

Wildcats get past Horned Frogs

Kansas State earned a 53-49 victory Wednesday night over Texas Christian in the first round of the Big 12 Tournament to improve to 11-21 on the season. The Wildcats led 28-18 at halftime en route to the win. Cartier Diarra led KSU with 13 points on 5-of-14 shooting including 1-of-4 from 3-point distance plus 2-of-2 at the free throw line. He also contributed three rebounds, three assists and three steals. David Sloan added nine points and five boards off the bench. 

Bears struggle at Mountaineers

Baylor suffered a 76-64 defeat Saturday at West Virginia to end the regular season 26-4 overall and 15-3 in conference action. The Bears were outscored 52-42 in the second half of the loss. Jared Butler led Baylor with 21 points on 6-of-14 shooting including 1-of-6 from 3-point range plus 8-of-10 at the charity stripe. He also registered four rebounds, two assists and two steals. Davion Mitchell added 15 points and two steals.

College Basketball Betting Trends

Kansas State

The Wildcats are 4-0 ATS in their last four games overall. Kansas State is 4-1 ATS in its last five Thursday games.


The Bears are 4-0 ATS in their last four neutral site games. Baylor is 1-4 ATS in its last five games overall. 


The Bears rolled to an 85-66 home win the last time it faced Kansas State. The spread is maybe not as wide as it should be due to Baylor's late-season struggles, but losses to top-ranked Kansas and at West Virginia are not exactly terrible defeats. The only curious loss was at TCU. But with the Wildcats being an offense-depraved team and Baylor being outstanding defensively, look for the favorites to methodically take down the opposition and cover this number.




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